“ 20 Ways To Use Edmodo In The Classroom Using edmodo in the classroom isn’t rocket science. Edmodo is essentially an education-focused social media platform. This makes it much less of a headache to use in...”
Via Diane Johnson
“ The Things My Students Say by Dawn Casey-Rowe, Social Studies Teacher & Learnist Evangelist If you’ve been in a classroom as long as I have, you’ll know students say some interesting things. You may have...”
Via Diane Johnson
Drop Messages is a fun app that allows you to share experiences with friends and family in a whole new way. Drop a digital message to a friend or group of friends anywhere in the world and they will discover your Drop when they are in the vicinity of the selected location.
Via Nik Peachey
“Remember when it was de rigueur to stretch before running and over-hydrate before heading out the door? As technology advances and researchers discover more about the human body in motion, long-held fitness beliefs get blasted. Currently before the firing squad: heart rate, aging, foot-strike, fueling, and footwear rules that have likely been ingrained in your psyche.Don’t get caught on the wrong side of science. Presenting 10 running-related tenets that researchers and expert coaches have recently debunked”
Via Peter Mellow
After hosting dozens of these conversations, I realize one thing: We just don't listen enough to our students. The tradition in education has been not to ask the students what they think or want, but rather for adult educators to design the system and curriculum by themselves, using their "superior" knowledge and experience.
Via Nik Peachey, Patty Ball, Bonnie Bracey Sutton, Dennis T OConnor
Use ← → keys to navigate The Next Web The Internet has been revolutionizing education, and tech giants are swooping in on the immense potential for schools to become more connected, as Apple has pulled out all the stops to cater to the education...
The work, recently published in Nature Biotechnology (http://www.nature.com/nbt/journal/v30/n9/full/nbt.2346.html) explores the use of phosphite, a reduced version of phospate, as a dual purpose fertilizer and weed killer. His work suggests that by using phosphite, the limited global reserves could serve our needs for twice as long as if we continue to use it as phosphate.
One of the interesting things I learned from his talk is about the source of the enzyme phosphite oxidoreductase. It was found in Bacillus coahuilensis, which lives in a very nutrient-poor environment, Cuatro Ciénegas (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cuatro_Ci%C3%A9negas). This unique environment is one of only a few places you can find living stromatolites (colonies of cyanobacteia) - Shark Bay, Western Australia is the other well-known place to see them.
For most adults, talking to kids can be daunting. And not just in the "watch what you say" way but in the "they won't say anything to me" way. Luckily, science has stepped in to find the best methods for getting actual responses from kids.
“ 50 Inspiring TED Talks For Teachers: Updated For 2014 by Sara Briggs The communication explosion reaches its peak when you explore the endless avenues running through TED Talks. Moreover, the title educator embodies many forms...”
Via Diane Johnson
Are your lectures droning on? Change it up every 10 minutes with more active teaching techniques and more students will succeed, researchers say. A new study finds that undergraduate students in classes with traditional stand-and-deliver lectures are 1.5 times more likely to fail than students in classes that use more stimulating, so-called active learning methods.
Via Nik Peachey
Issues such as GM food and fracking are too important to debate without full knowledge of the scientific facts As government becomes more open and transparent, we are all increasingly asked to help shape policy decisions.
Edmodo is a free and secure social learning platform for teachers and students to collaborate and connect in the 24/7 classroom. The design and functionality of Edmodo is similar to Facebook, but the focus is on teaching and learning within a protected environment. Students don't even need an email account to sign up. Teachers and students can extend the learning by posting messages, holding online discussions, picking up work and turning it in. Edmodo supports a variety of multimedia to provide students with flexible learning paths including links, images, video and interactive graphics created withThingLink. http://www.thinglink.com/ Perhaps an engaging assignment for students would be to publish an interactive graphic to be explored prior to class. This type of assignment can provide students with background knowledge, front load the learning and level the playing field to prepare students for success in class
"The summer is here and it’s the perfect time to relax, rest, read, and learn about iPads! This is a great time to explore projects and apps that we might use next year in the classroom. On this blog I am going to host 6 seasons on projects that might be useful in the elementary or middle school classroom, across all subject areas. It’s iPad Summer Camp! This is project number 1 - creating a digital story."
Rita Pierson, a teacher for 40 years, once heard a colleague say, "They don't pay me to like the kids." Her response: "Kids don't learn from people they don’t like.’” A rousing call to educators to believe in their students and actually connect...
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